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Turkish jets violate Greek air space

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A formation of four Turkish fighter jets violated Greek national air space in the northeastern Aegean on Thursday, Greek defense officials said.

The Turkish jets entered Greece’s national air space on three occasions, the defense officials said, adding that two of the aircraft were armed and that one dogfight occurred.

In all cases the Turkish jets were chased off by Greek aircraft.

Turkish jets have strayed into Greek air space on several occasions since early December following a minor diplomatic spat between the two Aegean neighbors after a message on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Twitter account accused Ankara of conducting repeated transgressions in the Aegean.